"I have never ceased to wonder that
such an ordinary individual such as myself could be so closely
associated with such a remarkable occurrence as the advent of a
Tibetan lama to the western world."
(Sarah Rampa 1958)
"Dr Rampa is not the gruff embittered old man portrayed by some
thoughless persons... Instead he is constantly thinking of
others. I personally owe my outlook and my whole attitude to
life to this man who has sacrificed so much to help us, and
especially to help me."
(’Sarah Rampa, ’Twilight’ 1975)
"He was a wonderful man. He has great powers."
(Sheelagh Rouse, ’Daily Mail’ 1958)
"She (Sheelagh Rouse) told me he is a brilliant surgeon and she
believes implicitly that he is from a high ranking Tibetan
family. She believes he has wonderful mystical powers."
(Mrs Isherwood, S. Rouses’s mother,
"I have known him for two years and I am convinced he is
thoroughly genuine. He has been a guest in my home, a good
friend of my wife and myself, and I am sure he is no phoney."
(John Rouse, 1958)
"He possesses extraordinary powers of telepathy. He has given me
proof on a number of occasions."
(Cyrus Brooks, literary agent 1958)
"The many personal conversations we have had with him proved him
to be a man of unusual powers and attainment."
(Publisher’s Foreword, ’The Third
"No normally intelligent person could believe he was Chinese or
Tibetan. He seemed a gentleman, harmless, lonely and completely
lost in the fantastic role he had set for himself."
(John Irwin, TV producer, 1958)
"People who met him say he is quiet and friendly. He gave new
bikes to Mr Edgar McLoughlin’s sons who took his newspapers from
the sea front shop up the hill and also offered education in a
Texas academy to other children of Howth, but the parents
(’Daily Mail’ Feb 4, 1958)
"There seemed to be no doubt at all that Lobsang Rampa was a
unique and impressive personality. He seems genuinely to feel
that he must help anyone who requests his aid. He’s very
(M. Legat, director Corgi Books
"I was expecting to meet some kind of crank, but I came away
overawed... the person who calls himself Tuesday Lobsang Rampa
is one of the most fascinating and intriguing individuals I have
(L. Cutts, publisher, 1970)
"He was very different, very special as a person."
(A. Stanké, French agent, 1999)
"Despite Rampa’s obvious lack of knowledge about Tibet, his
positive myth has a great impact on the popular image. One
Tibetan participant stated that Rampa had done more for the
awareness of Tibet than most of the scholarly work... and one of
the organisers of the symposium claimed that Rampa had awakened
his interest in Tibet."
(Mythos Tibet- Creation of a myth,
"He was a fine gentleman."
(H. Mendlesohn, 1998)
"Lobsang Rampa was as a lion thrust into the shoes of a mouse by
taking over a mediocre life with commitments that definately
were a millstone around his neck. He was not a quite ’pussycat’
type of family man. He was a genius wih a brilliant mind, far,
far beyond what he strove to fit into."
(Sheelagh Rouse, 2005)
’The Third Eye’ 1956
autobiography of a young Tibetan noble Tuesday Lobsang Rampa who
was sent to a medical lamasery at the age of seven. At Chakpori
he was taught medicine, religion, the martial arts and the
innermost secrets of Tibetan esoteric science. His awesome
psychic powers were facilitated by an operation called ’the
opening of the third eye’ which stimulated the psychic centre of
the brain. His patron was the Thirteenth Dalai lama. Rampa
witnessed many marvels such as extraterrestrial mummies and
’Doctor from Lhasa’ 1958
This book continues Rampa’s
autobiography in 1927 when he journeyed to China to study
medicine at Chungking. He was also given the opportunity to fly
and later became a medical pilot during the Sino-Japanese war.
After being captured by the Japanese, he endured many years of
starvation and torture in POW camps across China and Japan.
Eventually he was sent to another camp near Hiroshima, managing
to make his escape to the coast after the explosion of the
atomic bomb. (DFL)
’The Rampa Story’ 1960
Completed the autobiographical
trilogy. Rampa escaped by boat to Korea, made his way to Russia
and managed to cross the continent on the Trans Siberian
Railway. In Moscow he was arrested and tortured, but released
after a few weeks and deported to Poland. Eventually he escaped
from behind the Iron Curtain and crossed Europe by ferrying
luxury cars, during which time he obtained the papers of an
American merchant sailor. Eventually he made his way to the USA
but was injured in a car accident and directed by his spiritual
masters to transmigrate into the body of an Englishman. Cyril
Hoskin was recruited and Rampa returned to Tibet where his body
was to be stored. The transmigration took place and Rampa found
himself in England with a wife and unemployed. (RS)
’Cave of the Ancients’ 1963
A story of Lobsang’s
experiences in the lamasery. The climax of the book is a trip to
the Cave of the Ancients, a working laboratory of artefacts from
a highly advanced race who lived in antiquity. Rampa revealed a
great deal of the world’s hidden history.
’Living with the Lama’ 1964
The autobiography of the Rampas’ Siamese cat, Mrs Fifi Greywhiskers. It is unlike Rampa’s
earlier books, a charming tale of a cat’s lonely life in Paris
before being adopted by the famous author. Fifi narrated the
everyday aspects of life with the Rampa family in Canada, who
were composed of Lobsang (the Guv), wife Sarah (Ma), Sheelagh
Rouse (Buttercup) and Miss Ku’ei, a young Siamese.
’You Forever’ 1965
A book of instruction for those trying
to develop psychic powers. Subjects such as astral projection,
telepathy, the aura and clairvoyance are explained simply and
clearly. This book is a classic in occult literature.
’Wisdom of the Ancients’ 1965
A dictionary of esoteric
terms, including Chinese and Sanskrit concepts. There is also a
valuable supplement on diet, breath control and gemstones.
’The Saffron Robe’ 1966
Recounts Lobsang’s experiences
in Lhasa and his meetings with the Dalai lama, who wore the
saffron robe. Rampa provides a long discussion on the origins
and tenets of Buddhism.
’Chapters of Life’ 1967
A book of metaphysics,
explaining such concepts as other dimensions, parallel worlds,
prophecy and the coming world leader. Rampa answers questions
about religion and the Christianity.
’Beyond the Tenth’ 1969
Rampa’s first question and
answer book in which he discusses such subjects as
reincarnation, herbalism, UFOs and the purpose of life.
’Feeding the Flame’ 1971
Rampa reveals his feelings
about the Press, the Dalai Lama, Tibet as well as other topics.
He answers questions submitted by his readers.
’The Hermit’ 1972
An extraordinary story of a blind old
Tibetan hermit who was abducted by extraterrestrials who called
themselves the Gardeners of the Earth. They claimed to have
created the human race and settled this planet as a colony. The
hermit was taken to centre of the Empire in another galaxy where
he was shown the history of our planet and its probable future
unless humanity changes its evil ways.
’The Thirteenth Candle’ 1973
More stories about Tibet,
an index of Rampa’s books and information on such controversial
subjects as homosexuality.
Rampa discusses such things as
pendulums and religion. He recounts the Press persecution he has
endured and includes an interview with ’Mr Telly’ who presented
Rampa with questions posed to him by his critics.
The hollow earth concept is discussed in
detail. Rampa pays tribute to his many friends and discusses
more questions from his readers.
’As it Was’ 1976
This book is a condensed version of the
author’s life, including and expanding upon events which were
discussed in the trilogy.
’I Believe’ 1977
Rampa walks the reader through the
death and after death experiences of a suicide called Algernon
who is reborn as Alan Bond. This book answers many questions
about the Afterlife.
’Three Lives’ 1978
Develops the theme of life after
death in much more detail. He describes the different afterlife
realms and three characters, an atheist, a devout Christian and
an enlightened monk, who journey there. The book discusses how
karma works and how no-one is ever abandoned to eternal hell and
’Tibetan Sage’ 1980
In Rampa’s final book he returns to
his boyhood in Lhasa and the exciting cave near Lhasa which
contained an alien control centre in suspended animation. More
prophecy for the planet is revealed. In the Epilogue Rampa
farewells his readers and voices his regrets that he could not
help Tibet by representing it in the United Nations.